After directing such divertissements as Banana Peel (1964), Marcel Ophuls—the son of famed filmmaker Max (La Ronde, Lola Montès)—embarked on an ambitious documentary about the collaboration during WW2 between France’s Vichy government and Nazi Germany: The Sorrow and the Pity (1969). Sorrow has turned up on The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ within the… Continue reading From the DVR: The Memory of Justice (1973)
The news of the apocalypse breaks at Texas’ Southern Methodist University, where a young hippie named Coel (Robert Corff), on the run from the cops, disguises himself as a priest and hides out in a confessional booth. That’s where he meets Cilla (Elaine Giftos), an assistant to a team of scientists, who informs Coel that… Continue reading It’s a Gas-s-s-s, gas, gas…
I was having a Facebook Messenger chinwag with my loyal sidekick Andrew “Grover” Leal Wednesday night...and I vowed during that interaction that I was going to cease “lollygagging” and start getting content up on the blog on a regular basis. This ambitious promise would begin on Thursday; I would grab a title from a stack… Continue reading “She’s gonna love me in my Chevy Ford Van and that’s all right with me…”
Comedian Jackie Gleason’s television legacy is unquestionably that of “The Honeymooners,” which began as a segment on Cavalcade of Stars, the first TV variety series that he hosted on the DuMont network from 1950 to 1952 before being lured away to CBS in the fall of 1952. From 1952 to 1970, The Great One featured… Continue reading How sweet it is!
Oh...hello! I didn’t see you come in… Well, what can I say—I have been Señor Slug when it comes to the blog of late...though I haven’t been completely spending my copious free time counting sands in the hourglass since these are the days of our lives. I lucked out with three, count ‘em, three Radio… Continue reading Cold storage
The game plan was to get back into extreme blogging (little term I picked up from rapping with the kids to find out where their heads were at) once I relocated to WordPress in October. Sadly, this feverishly diabolical scheme soon vanished in a puff of smoke, surrendering to multiple factors such as outside projects,… Continue reading The state of the blog
It was fellow film noir devotee and Down the Hatch author Vince Keenan who used his incredible cocktail powers to induce me into buying a copy of Facebook compadre John DiLeo’s Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery back in November of 2008...and since that initial purchase, I have filled the bookshelves here at Rancho… Continue reading Book Review: Ten Movies at a Time: A 350-Film Journey Through Hollywood and America 1930-1970